DISGRUNTLED FRENCH STEEL WORKERS TURN TO POPULIST LE PEN
BY JOHN LEICESTER
National Front is now an inescapable part of the landscape in France's industrial eastern rustbelt. Le Pen is projected to win millions of votes Sunday in the first round of France's two-stage presidential election, likely catapulting her to within one step of an electoral earthquake that would shake France and the EU to its core.
For some disgruntled working-class voters, a ballot for the anti-establishment Le Pen is a yell of protest - their nuclear option against the political mainstream.
Steel worker Pascal Grimmer says she'll get his vote because he's "angry with politicians, filled with rage," and "she is the candidate who most scares the others."
He hopes an electro-shock-high score for Le Pen will jolt mainstream politicians "to ask themselves, 'What do people want?'"
"You reap what you sow," he says. "Our politicians have treated the French people like idiots."link to the article
Are the French finally realizing that socialism is not good for France?